The British Touring Car Championship has set itself on a clear path to embracing a hybrid future, with the announcement that Cosworth Electronics will supply the systems that will be employed in all cars from the 2022 season.
There is, of course, a necessity for any series that caters for manufacturers to keep itself relevant to a road-going range. That is the whole point of manufacturers joining competition in the first place. The road car landscape is changing dramatically, with increasing demands on companies needing to make vehicles adhere to ever-tighter regulations.
Motorsport knows it needs to meet these issues head on, and Formula 1, the World Endurance Championship and ABB FIA Formula E have been trailblazers on a global scale. On a national level it is harder to introduce, but the BTCC has bitten the bullet and provided details of how its new hybrid future will look.